By relaxing the muscles which cause facial tension and wrinkles, BOTOX® is effective for correcting frown lines, crow's feet, forehead lines, lines around the mouth, or for achieving brow lift. All of these can give a radiant, youthful appearance.
This procedure takes only about 10-20 minutes, and requires no recovery time. There is very little discomfort. Results last 3-6 months, depending on the individual. Duration can be shorter due to smoking. Results can be prolonged with an exclusive neuropeptide cream, now available at the Oasis Skin Institute.
BOTOX Cosmetic® treatment is a revolutionary approach to reversing the affects of facial wrinkles. Crow's feet, worry lines and laugh lines can all be a thing of the past. These are referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines and all are treatable with this procedure. Injecting BOTOX® into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles will result in a relaxation of these muscles and subsequent loss of these facial lines
Millions of women have already found that when it comes to BOTOX Cosmetic®, freedom of expression is what it's all about. Of course, you may have your own questions about BOTOX Cosmetic®, such as how it works, the kind of results you can expect, and its safety history. This page will answer all the questions that you may have. For even more information and to find out if BOTOX Cosmetic® is right for you, we encourage you to speak to Dr. Bartsch.
How does BOTOX Cosmetic® work?
BOTOX Cosmetic® is the only product of its kind that is directed at the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It targets what are known as dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repeated muscular contractions, such as frowning and squinting. BOTOX Cosmetic®, an injectable treatment derived from a purified protein, works by relaxing the muscles that cause these dynamic wrinkles, giving your face a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. Best of all, regular use of this simple treatment will soften expression lines and help to "stop the clock" on the development or further deepening of lines. In addition, treatment is so quick and easy that you can often have it done over lunch.
The BOTOX Cosmetic® Procedure BOTOX Cosmetic® injections are performed without anesthesia because they are virtually painless. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain the effects. Research has suggested, however, that long-term use of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment's effect. Patients over the age of 65 may not experience such dramatic results. BOTOX Cosmetic® is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.
A History of Success
While you may only know BOTOX Cosmetic® as a wrinkle treatment, it has actually been in use for over 18 years for the effective treatment of a range of medical conditions. In fact, it's been approved for medical use in Canada and in more than 75 countries for 20 different applications. Today, BOTOX Cosmetic® has become the most popular doctor-administered cosmetic treatment in North America with an estimated three million treatments performed annually.
Interestingly enough, the highest user of BOTOX® in British Columbia is BC's Children's Hospital in Vancouver, utilizing the treatment for a variety of medical conditions in children.
Where can BOTOX Cosmetic® be used?
The most common treatment areas include the frown lines, between the eyebrows, the horizontal lines that run across the forehead, and the crow's feet around the outer eyes.
Talk to Dr. Bartsch about where BOTOX Cosmetic® might be right for you.
Natural Looking Results
The results from BOTOX Cosmetic® are natural looking and will give you a refreshed appearance.
To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to your treatment. In addition, a complete examination of your eyes is made in order to decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be discussed. The areas that will be treated are marked and digital photographs are taken in order to determine the amount of improvement after your treatment.
See also: BOTOX® for Migraines, BOTOX® for Excessive Sweating